Three Stable Mid Cap Stocks: Baidu (BIDU), Newmont Mining (NEM), NXP Semiconductors NV …

U.S. stocks eased Monday, weighed down by declines in retail shares, with the major indexes finishing the month nearly where they began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.4% to 17720. The S&P 500 index lost 0.5%, while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 0.4%. Retailers and clothing suppliers fell following the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend. Early signs showed brick- and-mortar stores faced difficulties, with a National Retail Federation survey on Sunday showing more people shopped online than in stores during Thanksgiving weekend. The S&P’s consumer discretionary index lost 0.8%. Shares of Nike and Wal-Mart Stores posted among the heaviest losses in the Dow, both down more than 1.5%. The declines took more than 20 points off the blue-chip index. Shares or Target lost 1.3% after the retailer reported its…


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